Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Introducing PnP JavaScript Special Interest Group

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on the Office Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) Special Interest Group (SIG) for JavaScript. This is relatively new SIG and virtual team in the PnP initiative which concentrates on JavaScript techniques. Objective of this work is to produce a modular, flexible and developer focused JavaScript library for simplifying interactions with SharePoint and also with other Office 365 services in future. This development is done with modern web tooling, including TypeScript, Node.js, Gulp and other similar tooling. This means that secondary objective for this work is to introduce this tooling also for classic SharePoint developers.

Idea and concept for the PnP Special Interest Groups was introduced in February 2016. You can read more details around the concept from following blog post at Introducing Office Dev PnP Office Hours and Special Interest Groups

Presentation covers following topics

  • Mission statement and goals for the Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Initiative or SIG introduction
  • SIG activities and how the team works together

In demo section Patrick covers following topics

  • Location of the assets and the JavaScript Core component in GitHub
  • Existing guidance and input
  • How to get started with Visual Studio Code, TypeScript and Node.js for the development of this library

Web cast presenters: Patrick RodgersVesa Juvonen

Patrick works as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and is also a Office 365 Dev PnP Core team member. 

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at Channel 9.

Addition resources

See following resources around the covered topics

Thanks for your interest on the PnP initiative.

What is Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series?Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series cover different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30-45 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP Channel 9 video blog with additional references on the existing materials.

PnP is community driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen our GitHub project under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open for anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning’s for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, Office 365, Microsoft – 11th of April 2016